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Old School Additives

Seeing the various additives used for special application mortars over the past 1900 years, makes me appreciate the modern era's ability to synthesize.



Table 8: The effect of natural organic additives on lime-based mortars (4; 9; 5; 35)



Type of additive Natural compound



Increasing strength - Sugar, molasses, fats, fruit juices, rye dough, rice starch, gluten,

curdled milk, egg white, vegetable gums, casein, cheese, blood

 

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Added by Jeff Tobler on January 8, 2014 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

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